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Thomas Bolling 

Genealogy. 331 



8. Thomas 4 Bolling, of "Cobbs", was born July 7, 1735, and died 
Aug. 7, 1804; married Elizabeth, daughter of her William Gay. 

Thomas Boiling, was, it is believed, educated at William and Mary 
College, and studied law in Williamsburg under R. C. Nicholas; but never 
practiced. At his mother's death (his brother Edward having died un- 
married) he inherited "Cobbs", and the other estates in which she had 
a life interest. He was a Justice of Chesterfield; a member of the Com- 
mittee of Safety of that County 1774r-76 (Wm. & Mary Quarterly,V, 102) 
and during the Revolution was a Major in the Chesterfield militia. He 
appears to have been for a short time in active service in 1775, as in the 
"Militia Book" in the State Library is an entry under date Nov. 5, 1775s 
"Pay and rations to Thomas Bolling, Major Chesterfield militia, per 
acct. £66.8". In the Chesterfield County Order Book for July 1777 is 
a record that Thomas Bolling qualified (by taking the oath) as Major 
of militia. 


16. I. Elizabeth 6 , born 1760, married William Robertson. (See 
Robertson's "Descendants of Pocahontas.)" 

17. II. Rebecca 6 married William Murray. (See "Descendants of 
Pocahontas", and Slaughter's "History of Bristol Parish" 199-205). 

18. III. Col. William 6 Boiling, of "Bolling Hall," Goochland 
County; member of the House of Delegates; married Mary, daughter of 
Richard Randolph Jr., of "Curies". He died July 17, 1849, age 69. 
For descendants see Robertson's "Descendants of Pocahontas." 

19. IV. Thomas 6 , deaf mute a remarkably accomplished man, 
never married. See "Descendants of Pocahontas." 

20. V. Mary 6 , deaf mute, never married. 

9. John 4 Bolling, born June 24, 1737, died 179-; married June 29, 
1760, Mary (born Oct. 1, 1741) daughter of Col. Pete Jefferson, and 
sister of President Jefferson. 

John Boiling lived first in Goochland (where in the land tax book of 
1783 he was assessed with 1800 acres of land and was a member of the 
House of Burgesses for that County at the sessions of November 1766, 
March 1767 and March 1768; but afterwards removed to "Chestnut 
Grove," Chesterfield County. During the Revolution he held some 
office, probably paymaster, in the militia of that county. In the Council 
Journal, under date Oct. 25, 1776, is entered a warrant to John Bolling 
for £ 12,15.11, for 118 days pay of drummers and fifers in the Chesterfield 
militia, and for colours, halbuts, drums and fifes furnished the said 
militia by the Captains Royal, Harris and Cread as & accts. settled 
by the commissioners. 


Mr. Boiling was a member of the House of Delegates for Chesterfield 
in 1778 and probably other years. 

Issue: (Ten children, of whom Robertson's Descendants of Pocahon- 
tas ' ' gives the following: 

21. I. Martha 6 , married Field Archer. 

22. II. John 5 , married Kennon. 

23. III. Edward 6 , died 1835, married Dolly Payne. 

24. IV. Mary 6 , married Edward Archer. 

25. V. Robert 6 , married Jane Payne. 

10. Robert 4 Bolling of "Chellowe", Buckingham Co., born at 
Varina, Henrico, Aug. 17, 1738, died 1775. 

In the Virginia Gazette, July 29, 1775, it is noted that "last Friday" 
died Col. Robert Bolling, of Buckingham County. He married (1) 
Mary Burton; (2) 1765 (marriage bond, Amherst Co., May 31) Susannah 

Robert Boiling was educated at a school at Wakefield, Yorkshire, 
England, under "the celebrated Mr. John Clarke". He studied there 
from 1751 to 1755, and returned to Virginia in 1756,where he then studied 
law under Benjamin Waller. He was a man of learning and accomplish- 
ments, and "wrote equally well in latin, French and Italian" (John 
Randolph of Roanoke), He was especially interested in the cultivation 
of the grape in Virginia, and frequently contributed articles in regard 
to it to the Virginia Gazette. Besides the "Memoirs of the Bolling 
Family" in French, he left two ms. volumes of verse. One Italian 
piece written by him on himself has been published in the 2d vol. of the 
Colombian Magazine. He was a member of the House of Burgesses 
for Buckingham at the sessions of Nov. 1761, Jan. 1762, March 1762, 
Nov. 1762, May 1763, Jan. 1764, Oct. 1764, May 1765 and of the Conven- 
tion of July 1775. 

Issue: (For their descendants See "Descendants of Pocahontas.") 

26. Mary Burton 6 , born 1764, died Aug. 3, 1787, married, Nov. 4, 1781, 
Robert Boiling, of "Centre Hill", Petersburg, Va. 

27. Pocahontas Rebecca 6 married, 1783, Colonel Joseph Cabell. 

28. Elizabeth Blair 6 , married Major Thomas West. 

29. Lenaeus 6 , born 1773, died July 7, 1849, member of the House of 
Delegates 1798-1800. 1821 &c, married 1793 (marriage Bond, Chester- 
field Dec. 17) Mary, daughter of Bernard Markham. 

30. Powhatan 6 , born 1767, died 1802, member of the House of Dele- 
gates 1798-99 for Buckingham, and voted for the famous "Resolutions." 

14. Archibald 4 Bolling, of Buckingham County, born March 20, 
1749-50, died ; married (1) 1770, Sarah, daughter of Archi- 
bald Cary, of "Ampthill" (she died Oct. 1773); (2) in Feb 1774 (Yiginia 
Gazette) Jane, daughter of Richard Randolph of "Curies"; (3) Mrs. 
Clarke, widow. 

Elizabeth Gay 
Wife of Thomas Boiling 

Negative property of 

H. P. Cook, Photographer 

Richmond, Va. 

Genealogy. 333 

Issue: (For their descendants, see * 'Descendants of Pocahontas.") 

30. Sarah 5 , married 1792, Joseph Cabell Megginson. 

31. Ann Everard 5 , married (1) Sheppard Duval; (2) in 1804, Col 
Joseph Cabell. 

32. Elizabeth Meade 9 , died 1823, married, 1801, Archibald Robertson. 

33. Blair 5 , born 1792, Captain of the Public Guard of Virginia; mar- 
ried (1) in 1824, M. A. Webster; (2) in 1827, Penelope Storrs. 

(To Be Continued.)